peterpontus's reviews

  • Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical IF SP AF

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    Image quality, relatively cheap, full frame lens
    Build quality, sharpness on edges

    This lens is similar to the Tamron 17-50 in terms of built quality and image quality. My copy may have an issue because it lacks sharpness on the edges of the APS-C frame. I see this lens, as a future full frame standard zoom if it is a good copy. Given that images are blurred on the edges of the APS-C frame, I wonder how bad it would be when used with a full frame body. But for now, I'd only write the pros and cons of this lens as I used it on APS-C.

    - great sharpness in the 2/3 of the frame (center)
    - fast f/2.8
    - sharp when closed 1 stop, tack sharp when closed two stops
    - cheap
    - reliable AF
    - works with 24x36 image circle
    - Tamron 5 years guarantee

    - a bit heavier that 17-50 (feels like 28-75 has more glass)
    - noisy AF | |

    reviewed October 30th, 2015 (purchased for $350)